How Often Should You Wash Your Bed Sheets, Towels and Linens?

How often should you wash your clothes, linens, and Accessories?  

How Often Should You Wash Your Bed Sheets, Towels and Linens?



To maintain a clean and organized home, two things work perfectly, one is a good routine and secondly dedication to maintaining the routine.

Many of us may find cleaning is all about balancing the work, if you are not cleaning something enough, it is dirty and if you are cleaning something too much, then you are miserable and if not either then, you are spending too much time cleaning something that really does not need it.


How often do you clean Bedroom Linen?

Now let us see how often you should really be cleaning things in your bedroom and in your bathroom. 

Besides, cleaning bed sheets can definitely affect the way a bedroom smells. A long time ago in our hostel, there was a practice of inspecting the hostel rooms by the rector. Once, when the rector was inspecting the property, he walked into the first bedroom, and honestly, it smelled like nothing he has ever smelled before.

And a key contributor to that smell was probably the fact that the student, had not washed his bed sheet since the school year had commenced. 

The point is you need to wash those bed sheets not only because you are lying in bed and shedding dead skin cells and sweat and body oils and all kinds of other funky stuff that comes off your body at night. But your sheets are touching your body on a regular basis and just like clothing they need to be clean too.

Now in the summer, you are going to sweat more so you want to keep in mind, you might want to up your washing frequency just to make sure that your bedroom does not start stinking and in the winter months if you feel so inclined you can slow down the frequency, you are washing your sheets.


How often to wash Baby Clothes?  

As the babies' immune system is still evolving, they can catch infections and diseases from almost everywhere. Families have to be very careful to keep them healthy. 

When the clothes are purchased from the market they should be washed and disinfected, because a lot of handling of clothes is involved before they reach home. There is a chance that the clothes get contaminated with bacteria and viruses which the baby cannot handle due to a weak immune system.

In a regular routine, babies' clothes should be washed after every wear because the child gets vomiting, tends to spit, and pee on it quite several times. I think even though the clothes look clean they become damp, pollutant and carry dirt from the environment. A full load of clothes, towels, bedding, etc. to be washed once every week.

Unlike adults who wear two sets of clothes in a day and wear some of the pieces more than two times before washing.

Babies' clothes should be washed separately with mild detergent. Using harsh detergents may sometimes leave particles of detergent unwashed on the fiber and the baby may get a rash on the skin.


 How often should we wash towels?  

I once read that Martha Stewart changes out her bathroom towels every day; she won't use the same towel two days in a row but you know what for the rest of us.

I think it is totally fine, I changed my towel out one or two times a week. It just depends on how frequently the towel gets used and the season of the year. 

This summer I tend to change it out more frequently because there is a lot of sweating we get before and after the bath. But in cooler months you can even go for about a week's time before you need to change out that towel. 

So there is a caveat here: you have to make sure your towel is fully dried and dried properly. If not, it's going to start smelling musty and the greatest thing you can do to your towel is just air dry it completely and fully so it does not stink. Never throw it when it is damp in the laundry pile, it will stink the entire load and spread the smell inside the laundry room, and that is why you have exhaust fans in your bathroom and if you do not, you have a window so you leave it open and get some good air circulation in there.


How often do you wash your Bath Mats?

Bath mats are a really nice way to pep up your bathroom, but if they are not clean they are disgusting. 

I remember before I started cleaning my space I had a brown fuzzy bath mat and I do not think I ever washed it regularly and I just threw it out. 

So, the important message here is that your bath mat can absorb a lot of water over the course of a day or a week or a month, which is why I think that it should be laundered fortnightly or at least monthly.

It may have absorbed hair, dirt, debris dust from the bathroom and god forbid, if it is by the toilet and you happen to stand up while you are peeing sprinkles, so throw it in the washing machine follow the care instructions and hang it to dry or put it on the fluff cycle in your dryer. You will feel so much better your bathroom will smell fresher and of course, it will look a lot cleaner.


How often do you wash your Inner Garments?

The inner garments must be washed daily, whether it be ladies or gents, and sweat daily. 

In the winter season, it is observed that the inner garments are washed after two to three years, which is a day gap between wearing them. It has to be sorted out in the bathroom. Just lean your underwear or bra over it, try to sorter it and let it breathe and do its thing. Re-wearing the same pair of boxers or socks is highly unhygienic.

How Often Should You Wash Your Bed Sheets, Towels and Linens?

How often to wash Pillow Covers and Mattresses:

If your pillow is not comfortable honestly you cannot sleep and there was a period of time, where you struggled so much with finding a comfortable pillow. Sleep is just that important, people ask how frequently you should be cleaning your pillows and the general answer is you should think about cleaning your pillow every two to three times a year. 

Now the really important thing about protecting the pillows from getting frequently contaminated, it is always better to use a pillow protector. Oil and dirt from our hair and face get transferred to pillowcases and pillow protectors, hence pillowcases should be washed every week and the pillow protectors should be washed every month to protect the oil and dirt penetrating into the pillow filling.

When you wash your linens, you can also take off that pillow protector, throw it in the washing machine and then you have two barriers against your very precious pillow. 

Now there are two kinds of comforters, there is the comforter with the duvet cover on top, and then there are just look comforter as it is, and all comforters and duvet covers are completely different. 

Interestingly, a lot of them are not machine washable, which means they involve a little more high-maintenance and you've got to take them in for dry cleaning or other special cleaning treatments. The attached laundry label will tell you exactly how to take care of and how frequently you should take care of your duvet cover or your comforter.

What I recommend is to clean your comforter twice a year or if you are like many and you let your pet sleep on your bed with you, you might want to up that to four times a year in case allergies dander and pet hair starts to bother you. 

Now if you have a duvet cover you are kind of in luck. I mean it is a bit of a pain to take off and put back on your comforter each time, but it does give you the opportunity to launder it every month or so. When you are washing your linens and your actual comforter is very well protected, you can clean it once or twice a year. Now you can rest a little easier, knowing how frequently you really should be cleaning something again.


How often do I wash Woolen Clothes?

Along with detergent, I recommend using one germ protection especially in winter or the rainy season, especially when the sun is not there, to avoid fungal infection in the wintertime.

We need to take good care of our woolen clothes, especially when we wash them. Woolen clothes are very delicate. I always wash woolen clothes in cold water.

When you are going to wash woolen clothes in the washing machine and it does not have a separate setting for woolen clothes then you can simply wash your clothes in normal temperature water, without using hot water. Also, take care of rpm too. Set the tumble dry or spin setting in the lowest possible as well.

Always use mild detergent for your woolen clothes. I use Ezee for our woolen clothes it is a liquid detergent, so it dissolves very quickly without leaving any residue. It's a no-soda formula that cleans woolen clothes gently as it is with a neutral pH, so it does not damage woolen clothes

When we wash our clothes we should always take care of the quantity of detergent. We should not add detergent neither less nor more to use adequate quantity. The measuring cap that comes along with the detergent helps us to measure detergent in the right quantity.

If you are washing your clothes in a tub then use of 1 cap full of Ezee is sufficient, or if you are washing clothes in a washing machine then also 1 full cap is sufficient to wash an entire load. It has in-built micro conditioners which help to keep clothes gentle and fluffy after washing.

It maintains the shine of the clothes, when you put your washed woolen clothes to dry, try not to hang it, while it is completely wet use the dry flat method lay a towel, and put your sweater on top of it. So it will help the sweater to maintain its shape and size.


Clothes with embroidery or sequins:

Sometimes we wonder if you can put our delicate clothes in the washing machine. You can wash a few delicate clothes in a machine, but always use a mesh bag if your clothes are having embroidery or sequins work, then put them in a mesh bag before washing then in the machine. This will prevent the damage and if you do not have mesh bags then taking the inside out of the clothes before washing them also can prevent the damage. Before washing your delicate clothes do not forget to check the washing instructions. If we say woolen clothes here, you can see we need to hand wash the clothes and we should not use any bleach or harsh chemical if you see here it has mentioned clearly - no tumble dry it means we should not spin-dry it. So if we take care of these small things, our clothes can be maintained for a long time.

The goal is to live in a clean house but not a house that you are spending all of your time cleaning and of course not a house that has never been cleaned or not as well-maintained as it could be. The whole idea here is just to help you guys find balance.